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Preliminary Mid-year 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients Announced


The 20 Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer programs listed below represent the preliminary list of Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recipients from surveys performed January 1 – June 30, 2015. This preliminary list identifies programs as OAA recipients and indicates confirmation by the CoC's Program Review Subcommittee. However, additional cancer programs may be added or facility names may be corrected.

Eligible OAA programs surveyed July 1 – December 31, 2015 will be announced in early 2016. 

The OAA acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients and demonstrate a commendation level of compliance with seven standards during their accreditation survey cycle.

We ask that all programs surveyed January 1 – June 30, 2015, please review this list and contact the Accreditation team at by Friday, July 31, 2015 if you believe that your cancer program may be eligible to earn the OAA, but is not included on the list or if your facility name is listed incorrectly.

The finalized January 1 – June 30 recipient list will be published online following the confirmation deadline. More details regarding accessing the marketing materials and OAA trophy will be emailed directly to the Cancer Program Administrator and Hospital Registrar at each facility. Therefore, it is essential that all contact information under the "Manage Staff Contacts" section in CoC Datalinks is up-to-date and accurate.


City, State

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center 

Martinez, CA

Middlesex Hospital 

Middletown, CT

Memorial Healthcare System *

Hollywood, FL

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point *

Crown Point, IN

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City **

Michigan City, IN

Terrebonne General Medical Center 

Houma, LA

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center ***

Thibodaux, LA

Greater Baltimore Medical Center 

Baltimore, MD

MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Network 

Baltimore, MD

Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell 

Pennington, NJ

Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca *

Ithaca, NY

Upstate University Hospital ***

Syracuse, NY

South Nassau Communities Hospital **

Valley Stream, NY

University of Toledo Medical Center 

Toledo, OH

Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Providence, RI

Aurora South Market Integrated Network 

Burlington, WI

St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center *

Green Bay, WI

Aurora Health Care Metro Region **

Milwaukee, WI

Columbia St. Mary's - Milwaukee Campus ***

Milwaukee, WI

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints *

Racine, WI

*     Congratulations to the 5 facilities that achieved the OAA two consecutive survey cycles (2012, 2015).
**   Congratulations to the 3 facilities that achieved the OAA three consecutive survey cycles (2009, 2012, 2015).
*** Congratulations to the 3 facilities that achieved the OAA four consecutive survey cycles (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015).

Any OAA questions should be sent to the CoC Accreditation and Standards team at